Marlies Hot & Cold: January 9th-15th

Marcel Mueller picked up two goals this week after going seven games without one.- Image Courtesy of Mike Ivall

TORONTO- The Toronto Marlies played four games this week, all on the road, and alternated wins and losses for a 2-2-0 record.

Their week started with back to back games against the St. John’s IceCaps.

Toronto doubled up St. John’s 4-2 on Tuesday despite losing Jussi Rynnas and Colton Orr to injuries.

Mark Owuya made 35 saves, in place of Rynnas, but the Marlies fell to the IceCaps 3-2 in Wednesday’s rematch.

Ben Scrivens returned to net on Friday and earned first star of the game by making 25 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Rochester Americans.

The week wrapped up on Sunday with a 2-1 loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs, their third loss in a row to the division rival.

The Marlies are 21-15-5 on the season and sit atop the North Division, five points ahead of second-place Rochester.

Their next game is this Saturday when they take on Hamilton in the Outdoor Classic.

The Steeltown Showdown will have a 1pm puck drop.

Here are the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers for the week of January 9th-15th.

Who’s Hot

Mike Zigomanis

Season Stats: 38 GP 8 G 28 A 36 PTS

The veteran extended his team lead in points by scoring one goal and three assists this week.  His set up for Matt Frattin’s goal against the Americans was his 15th power-play assist this year, good enough for fourth in the AHL

 

Kyle Neuber

Season Stats: 28 GP 1 G 0 A 1 PTS

Scored his first career AHL goal in Wednesday’s loss to the IceCaps. In 44 games, spread out over the last three seasons with three different teams, Neuber has two points and 140 penalty minutes

 

Marcel Mueller

Season Stats: 38 GP 9 G 16 A 25 PTS

After going seven games without a goal, Mueller scored on Tuesday against the IceCaps ad again on Sunday against the Bulldogs

 

Who’s Cold

Philippe Dupuis

Season Stats: 7 GP 0 G 2 A 2 PTS

Led the Marlies in shots on goal in three of four contests and had 19 shots total, however he is still looking for his first goal since joining the AHL club

 

Ben Scrivens

Season Stats: 17 GP 8-8-1 2.37 GAA .912 SV%

Played well in back to back games on the weekend, winning one and stopping 52 of 55 shots, but his week started poorly with his first healthy scratch as a pro on Tuesday against St. John’s . He played the role of back up on Wednesday but it’s hard to determine if he was dressed only because of Jussi Rynnas getting injured.

 

Geg Scott

Season Stats: 40 GP 10 G 13 A 23 PTS

After recording seven points in four games, Scott has slowed down with just one goal and four assists in his last 14 contests. Earned top line minutes in December but will have to pick up production if he wants to keep them

Look for the Toronto Marlies weekly hot and cold performers every Monday.

KYLE CICERELLA

@KyleTheReporter

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